[Tagging] power=* tag: minor_line vs. line

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 06:39:44 UTC 2015

I wonder why we can't indicate distribution/transmission in a usage=* tag ?

No one will agree on the same distinction so why are we trying to force a
part of the community in a special way to use the power=line value ?

Making such a segmentation in a power=* value, with 2 pretty equivalent
thing (line and minor_line are both using conductors linked to poles or
towers with insulators) doesn't sound so smart.

Since current "minor lines" can use old industrial transmissions systems
(big poles/metal lattice towers) going through country, can someone tell in
which way the line is minor ?

Just my 2 cents

Le 14 oct. 2015 12:03 AM, "John Willis" <johnw at mac.com> a écrit :

> On Oct 13, 2015, at 11:16 PM, Bryan Housel <bryan at 7thposition.com> wrote:
> A simper way to describe this would be to say that:
> `power=line` is for “transmission”
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission
> `power=minor_line` is for “distribution”
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_distribution
> +1
> We can tag colour=* and other things (strobe lights/ colored balls / etc)
> and have maybe a hazard=* tag or something - but none of those things
> change the distribution or transmission nature of the lines.
> Some of the transmission lines are very very big (like the gigantic power
> towers near my house in Japan) that dwarf the much smaller transmission
> lines nearby.
> Is there such a thing a "regional" transmission?
> https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/javbw/11091407063/
> Here's some large towers going through my area. They are 3 times taller
> than the normal distribution towers.
> We really need a method to denote colored stripes
> color:stripe1=white
> Color:stripe2=red
> Or partial color.
> Color=gray
> Color:top=yellow
> Javbw
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